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Despite the enduring popularity of utilitarianism as an ethical system, deontology is probably even more pronounced within our daily lives. Comment.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality;

7. Despite the enduring popularity of utilitarianism as an ethical system, deontology is probably even more pronounced within our daily lives. Comment. (150 Words)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Reference: plato.stanford.edu

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question: To compare and contrast deontology and utilitarianism.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining deontological ethics and its features.

Body:

First, write as to why utilitarianism is more acceptable and popular.

Next, write the limitations of utilitarianism and how deontological ethics have more moral sensitivity in our daily lives on basis of rules and laws it lays down. Justify with examples as to how it is part of our daily lives.

Conclusion:

Give a concise summation of your views to conclude the answer.